Conn. man fakes his own death to avoid getting married

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STAMFORD, Conn. (PIX11) — A Connecticut man thought faking his death would be easier than telling his bride-to-be he did not want to walk down the aisle.

Connecticut man Tucker Blandford, 23, gave his fiancée Alex Lanchester, 23, news of his “death” over the phone. Blandford impersonated his father and said he committed suicide by jumping in front of a car, according to The Daily Mirror.

It was not until Lanchester, who was in her homeland in the United Kingdom, reached out to her would-be in-laws that she found out the truth. Blandford just wanted out of the wedding, which was scheduled for Aug. 15.

Lanchester also found out his parents did not even know they were engaged.

The pair met at the University of Connecticut in 2012, according to FOXCT. They had plans to hold the wedding in Connecticut, which Lanchester spent money for “even though I hardly hard money,” she said.

Blandford later admitted the allegations were true.



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